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Google Searches Warn Against Hacked Web Sites

By Matthew Harwood

 

"Rest assured, once the problem has been fixed, the warning label will be automatically removed from our search results, usually in a matter of days," explains Gideon Wald, an associate product manager at Google. "You can also request a review of your site to accelerate removal of the notice."

Google's new warning is one more additional security layer for its customers. The company already warns its search-engine users that "This site may harm your computer" when it detects a Web site hosting malware.

According to Google's Help Center, "In both cases, our detection might not be perfect -- we continually work on improving our system -- but it would be wise to proceed with caution."


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